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Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. www.democracynow.org

15.03.2019

Regime Change Via Sanctions? U.S. Uses International Finance System to Strangle Venezuelan Economy

Regime Change Via Sanctions? U.S. Uses International Finance System to Strangle Venezuelan Economy

Venezuelan officials say power will be largely restored in the country today after a week-long blackout across much of the country. The cause of the blackout remains in dispute. The United States blamed it on years of neglect of the Venezuelan energy system, but Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro accused the… »

13.03.2019

Glenn Greenwald: Chelsea Manning’s Refusal to Testify Against WikiLeaks Will Help Save Press Freedom

Glenn Greenwald: Chelsea Manning’s Refusal to Testify Against WikiLeaks Will Help Save Press Freedom

Chelsea Manning has been sent back to jail after refusing to answer questions before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange. Manning, a U.S. Army whistleblower, had been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors in Virginia’s Eastern District to appear for questioning about her 2010 leak to WikiLeaks of… »

09.03.2019

Venezuelan President Maduro Blames U.S. Sabotage for Massive Blackout

Venezuelan President Maduro Blames U.S. Sabotage for Massive Blackout

In Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro is blaming the U.S. government for a prolonged power outage that plunged most of the country into darkness Thursday. Maduro says anti-government saboteurs backed by the U.S. took the nation’s main hydroelectric power station at the Guri Dam offline. The blackout compounded the misery of… »

07.03.2019

U.K. Labour Leader Calls for End to Israeli Arms Sales

U.K. Labour Leader Calls for End to Israeli Arms Sales

In Britain, Labour Party and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn is renewing calls for the U.K. to stop selling arms to Israel in light of the recent U.N. inquiry that found that Israel may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in their response to protesters in Gaza since the… »

05.03.2019

Bernie Sanders Kicks Off 2020 Run in Brooklyn, New York

Bernie Sanders Kicks Off 2020 Run in Brooklyn, New York

On Saturday, independent Vermont senator and 2020 hopeful Bernie Sanders officially kicked off his presidential run in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York. Senator Sanders addressed a crowd of thousands at his alma mater, Brooklyn College. Sen. Bernie Sanders: “Our government will be based on justice, on economic justice, on… »

04.03.2019

Historian: Venezuela Is “Staging Ground” for U.S. to Reassert Control Over Latin America

Historian: Venezuela Is “Staging Ground” for U.S. to Reassert Control Over Latin America

While Mexico and Uruguay are calling for dialogue to address the crisis in Venezuela, much of Latin America has sided with the Trump administration by recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s new leader. We look at what this mean for the broader region with professors Alejandro Velasco and… »

27.01.2019

How Washington’s Devastating “Economic Blockade” of Venezuela Helped Pave the Way for Coup Attempt

How Washington’s Devastating “Economic Blockade” of Venezuela Helped Pave the Way for Coup Attempt

Venezuela remains in a state of crisis as opposition forces—with the backing of the United States—attempt to unseat the government of Nicolás Maduro. On Thursday, Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López said the military continues to stand by Maduro. His remarks came one day after President Trump announced that the… »

09.12.2018

Progressive International: Varoufakis & Sanders launch new global movement against far right

Progressive International: Varoufakis & Sanders launch new global movement against far right

The far right is rising in Europe, most recently in Spain, where the anti-immigrant, anti-abortion Vox party won multiple seats in a regional parliamentary election in Andalusia on Sunday. It was the first successful election for the far right in Spain since the country returned to democracy in the 1970s… »

27.11.2018

U.S. Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas at Families Seeking Asylum

U.S. Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas at Families Seeking Asylum

In Tijuana, Mexico, U.S. border patrol officers fired tear gas Sunday into a crowd of desperate Central American asylum seekers as they tried to push their way through the heavily militarized border with the United States. Among those attacked were mothers and small children, who were left gagging and screaming… »

20.11.2018

Exclusive: WikiLeaks Lawyer Warns U.S. Charges Against Assange Endanger Press Freedom Worldwide

Exclusive: WikiLeaks Lawyer Warns U.S. Charges Against Assange Endanger Press Freedom Worldwide

The Justice Department has inadvertently revealed that it has prepared an indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. In an unusual development, language about the charges against Assange was copied and pasted into an unrelated court filing that was recently unsealed. In the document, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kellen S. Dwyer wrote,… »

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